Yo! Sushi announces innovative ordering at Heathrow’s T2

Japanese chain Yo! Sushi has announced that Heathrow passengers will have the chance to pre-order their food before they land, making sure that it will be ready to eat once they get through security.

The restaurant, which will be opening a new branch at Heathrow T2 in 2014, will take hot food orders on tablets by Sushi's team of 'kitchen ninjas'. The 60-cover venue will also boast a varied selection, including a 'welllness menu' which offers rich nutrients for a comfortable journey, such as omega 3 found in the sashimi.

This exciting technology is in conjunction with Yo! Sushi's recent partnership with ePOS provider Omnico in order to develop mobile software that will support its service. This allows the company to both take and track orders, and therefore improve interactivity and retention with consumers.

Alison Vickers, the group’s business development director, said: “Our existing site in Terminal 3 has been a key factor to the success of the brand in the UK. Our fun, fresh and fast menu options are proving a hit with international passengers who are strapped for time, so our Terminal 2 restaurant design and service reflects this.”

The firm currently operates 77 sites across seven countries: 64 in the UK and 13 others in regions such as Lisbon, Dubai, the US, and Norway. It's actual headquarters are in London and the firm is owned by Quilvest.

Heathrow’s retail director Muriel Zingraff added: “YO! Sushi’s work to develop an offer specific to passengers about to fly has been impressive. They have a refreshing approach to healthy eating which we felt suited Heathrow’s work to transform the dining experience for travellers.”

The new restaurant will open to the public in June 2014.

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